Do you suffer from inflammation? Did you know that certain foods can be the culprit? These 5 common foods have been shown to increase inflammation levels and make your back and neck pain worse.Hot peppers: capsaicin is the inflammation causing ingredient in hot peppers. It can increase inflammation and make back pain worse if consumed daily for long periods of time. If you’re looking for flavor without the inflammation inducing effects try substituting jalapeño peppers for hot peppers.